Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Mesofacts ♀

So here are some numbers.  By my count, only 12 women have ever been elected to Pittsburgh City Council over the last century. Remarkably a third of them are currently sitting incumbents. The entire list if anyone has any corrections:

Irma D'Ascenzo     Jan-56 to Mar-70 
Amy Ballinger      Dec-70 to Apr-76 
Sophie Masloff     Apr-76 to May-88 
Michelle Madoff    May-78 to Jan-94 
Valerie McDonald   Nov-94 to Jan-02 
Barbara Burns      Jan-00 to Jan-04 
Twanda Carlisle    Mar-02 to Nov-07 
Darlene Harris     Jan-06 (incumbent) 
Tonya Payne        Jan-06 to Jan-10 
Theresa Kail-Smith Feb-09 (incumbent) 
Natalia Rudiak     Jan-10 (incumbent) 
Deb Gross          Dec-13 (incumbent) 



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that women have taken our place & are letting men 'off the hook' with committing to leadership, handling crises & being civil, now all men can get started to sitting at home all day & giving birth to/nursing city leaders!

Ain't equality great!

I wonder if 45% of all nurses in the county (one of the few national job sectors to grow their hiring) are open to men, wonder if men can get the still healthy job markets in babysitting, pre-teen tutoring & teaching jobs & elder care jobs with the same ease as women do.(& sans any discrimination with the classic "what MAN would want to do that job?" to which I would answer the man that thinks its awesome 45% of "leaders" can be women . . . could you imagine a woman finding it attractive in a man that doesn't want to achieve or get promoted in his job?)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

and I was curious what happened to the refugees of the man station

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


or perhaps what WILL happen to the refugees of the Hypergamy or Misandry Bubble.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:40:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Changes every year, but fixed in total given out to municipalities.

Actual tax revenues are up this year it seems, but took a bit hit downward between 2010/2011 and 2011/2 which I presume resulted from the timing change to the foreign casualty insurance law that effectively put two years revenue into one fiscal year.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:51:00 PM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

That "Hypergamy" link to the WSJ was interesting. The reason men compete for work as such things as City Council members is because the women demand they do?

From the WSJ article:

"There is a corresponding harsh female stereotype: the childless single woman with a cat or dog that serves as an outlet for her unfulfilled maternal instincts. Bennett and Coontz would dearly love to put these two together, but there's a reason they're alone. In a culture of sexual equality or female dominance, women and men who aren't especially charming, brilliant or beautiful don't have much to offer each other. Happy Valentine's Day."

Perhaps females on council is anti-woman then?

Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:25:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Most nurses are more highly paid than city council members. Many of them have more responsibilities when you consider all the constraints operating on city council.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. Only one woman elected between 1978 and 2000. Almost a generation. Where were the female candidates?

Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:49:00 PM  

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